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A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.


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Academic background
Health Sciences
Host campus
Master's, PhD


The Department of Nursing are involved in a broad range of research activities in both community and hospital-based health care. Collaborations with health service providers and other researchers have resulted in research projects focusing on improving the health and wellbeing of people living with health challenges.

Department of Nursing

Within this theme, we have quite a few projects available for postgraduate students and research collaborators. We can also accommodate keen students with their own area of interest within this theme.

The research team have ongoing research projects and experience in a variety of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Potential topics related to current projects:

  • Health service delivery including Digital Health
  • Using big data (InterRai) to identify groups who are more likely to develop poor outcomes
  • The experience of ICU patients
  • The impact of climate change on fertility and populations
  • Molecular genetics of PPA2-associated Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Pressure injury prevention
  • Family centred care
  • Diabetes and related morbidities
  • Supported self-management to achieve health and wellbeing
  • Child health
  • Care of residents in aged residential care with HIV
  • Clinical deterioration
  • Who looks after the whānau carers who take care of elderly parents at home?
  • Developing clinical judgement skills
  • Transitioning to electronic health records

Names of supervisors

  • Professor Philippa Seaton
  • Dr Kelly Tikao
  • Dr Chris Moir
  • Dr Virginia jones
  • Deb Gillon
  • Dr Mandy Wilkinson
  • Dr David Healee
  • Dr Raewyn Lesa
  • Dr Lynere Wilson
  • Dr Kit Doudney
  • Dr Patrice Rosengrave

Applicants must be eligible for admission to the PhD or MHealSc programme at the University of Otago.

PhD programme entry requirements

MHealSc programme entry requirements

Funding notes

Whether you are a domestic or an international student, the University of Otago has a range of Doctoral Scholarships available to you.

If you are a straight A student (GPA of 8 - 'A' grade) or higher, who has completed an honours or master's degree with an appropriate research component from a New Zealand university then you are likely to be guaranteed a University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship.

University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship

Other scholarship opportunities

For more information, please contact with a copy of your transcript and CV.


Contact name
Dr Mandy Wilkinson
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